It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Teresa Cochran on 2/14/2023. She fought a long-standing battle with Parkinson’s disease and passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home. Teresa is survived by her devoted husband, Marvin, their children, Christopher and Teresa Ann, grandsons Nicholas and Gregory Despotidis, and great-granddaughter Anya.
Teresa was a remarkable woman, known for her selflessness and unwavering dedication to her family. She worked tirelessly at the family’s luncheonette while raising her children, and she never hesitated to lend a helping hand to those in need. Her generosity and kindness to friends and family were unparalleled, and she opened her home and kitchen to anyone who needed it.
Teresa’s love and devotion to her grandsons were immeasurable. She took great joy in helping to raise them and showering them with love and affection. Her husband of 64 years, Marvin, was her protector and ensured she received the best possible care.
Teresa will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and selflessness that will be forever cherished by her family and friends.
For as long as I can remember there have always been plenty of Mother-in-law jokes to go around. Always implying how horrible the MIL is.
I was blessed to have a Mother-in-law that was not like any those jokes are told about.
My Mother-in-law was a wonderful, kind and loving woman who I adored completely. She was more of a mother to me than my own mother was.
She saved everything – once, she even told me her father taught her “if it doesn’t eat, save it.” She took that very seriously, lol.
I have never met a woman like her – who had no less than 5 of everything it seemed and if you mentioned you needed something, she had plenty to share and always did happily.
My Mother-in-law, who technically hasn’t been my Mother-in-law for several years was taken home yesterday and the sun shines a bit dimmer today.
She had been ill for way longer than any person deserved especially a woman who was as good as she was. She loved her family, her grandsons were the lights of her life and I’m truly sad that her great grandchildren will only know her through the memories of those she left behind
I’m grateful I got to go home for Christmas and was able to spend Christmas with her. To me she was one of the most special people I have ever known and my heart is equally relieved and broken that she’s gone.
May you rest in heavenly peace Momma, thank you for always loving me and being there for me. I will miss you for the rest of my days.
Until we meet again…
In Memory of Teresa Cochran, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at the link below.
Make a gift to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org)